IDeoGRAMS Research Group

About Us

IDeoGRAMS is the Interdepartmental Group for Research into the Arts Media and Society and was established in 2006 to connect researchers working on issues of cultural studies from across the university. We are highly federal, with researchers working independently or in small groups but coming together for research events, including regular research lunches.  We also mentor and support interdisciplinary research students, as seen in our one-day conferences on visual research ethics in 2012 and myths in culture in 2014.

We aim: to establish, build and maintain productive research connections across any members of the University working on links between the arts, media and society; to ensure regular opportunities for the sharing of members’ research at events which cross departments; and to support the development and production of high quality research outputs and events within the group’s individual members as well as in project teams.


Disability and the Media (new project phase: Faith healers and disability in the media)

Seriality (especially transmediality)

Donor Conception in Film and Television


IDeoGRAMS research lunches for 2015-16 will be announced in September 2015

18th November 2015: Disability Issues Day as part of Leicester DocMedia month. Curated and led by Anna Claydon

June 2015: IDeoGRAMS Symposium IV Science Fiction/Science Fact

November 2014: Anna Claydon talk on Disability and the Media as part of Leicester DocMedia Month.

November 2014: Alyse Garner talk at IDeoGRAMS Research Lunch

October 2014: Jo Whitehouse-Hart talk at IDeoGRAMS Research Lunch

May 2014: Myth in Culture joint IDeoGRAMS-SALON (History of Art and Film) Symposium.

April 2014: Disability in the Media (Anna Claydon) - talk at the FED Centre for Independent Living, Brighton (Get Involved Project).

Recent Publications

Jenkins (2015). Home Movies: The American Family in Contemporary Hollywood. London: IB Tauris

Claydon, Reilly and Gunter (2015) 'Dis/Enablement? An analysis of the representation of disability on British terrestrial television pre- and post- the Paralympics' in Reframing Disability. Eds. Jackson et. al. London: Routledge.

Claydon (2015) 'Framing the Difference(s):  Analysing the Representation of the Body of the Athlete in the 2012 Olympics’ and Paralympics’ Official Programmes' in Reframing Disability. Eds. Jackson et al. London: Routledge.

Group Director and Contact

Dr. E. Anna Claydon

Contributing Members:

Guy Barefoot (History of Art and Film)

Vincent Campbell

James Chapman (History of Art and Film)

Clara Garavelli (Modern Languages)

Barrie Gunter (Emeritus Professor, Media and Communication)

Claire Jenkins (History of Art and Film)

Steve King (History)

Ming Lim (Management)

Peter Lunt

Katie Moylan

Verity Milligan

Jack Newsinger

Martin Parker (Management)

Paul Reilly

Maria Rovisco

Jo Whitehouse-Hart

Natasha Whiteman

Chris Willmott (Biochemistry)

Helen Wood

PhD Students: Sarah Penger (Media and Communication), Jenny Stewart (History of Art and Film),

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